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1.42% growth
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1.05% growth
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2.6% growth
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2.89% growth

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The economy of Richmond, VA employs 107,261 people. The economy of Richmond, VA is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Educational Services; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.31; 1.26; and 1.25 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Richmond, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (16,583), Educational Services (12,572), and Retail trade (11,575), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,969), Utilities ($52,821), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,296).

Median household income in Richmond, VA is $41,187. Males in Richmond, VA have an average income that is 1.14 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,606. The income inequality of Richmond, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485 which is approximately the same as the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Richmond, VA. In Richmond city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 101 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,755. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Richmond, VA is from the county of Richmond city, VA.

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Richmond, VA is home to a population of 216,773 people, from which 95.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Richmond, VA is composed of 104,831 Black residents (48.4%), 86,343 White residents (39.8%), 13,729 Hispanic residents (6.33%), 6,606 Two+ residents (3.05%), and 4,571 Asian residents (2.11%). The most common foreign languages in Richmond, VA are Spanish (11,111 speakers), French (1,147 speakers), and African Languages (910 speakers), but compared to other places, Richmond, VA has a relative high number of Other (247 speakers), French (1,147 speakers), and African Languages (910 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Richmond, VA awarded 9,407 degrees. The student population of Richmond, VA is skewed towards females, with 3,827 male students and 5,580 female students. Most students in Richmond, VA are White (5,272 and 56%), followed by Black or African American (1,552 and 16.5%), Asian (908 and 9.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (523 and 5.56%). The largest universities in Richmond, VA by number of graduates are Virginia Commonwealth University (7,777 and 82.7%), University of Richmond (1,258 and 13.4%), and Virginia Union University (329 and 3.5%). The most popular majors in Richmond, VA are General Psychology (590 and 6.27%), General Biological Sciences (446 and 4.74%), and General Business (337 and 3.58%). The median tuition costs in Richmond, VA are $49,420 for private four year colleges, and $10,846 and $29,378 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richmond, VA is $199,300, which is 0.97 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $193,700 to $199,300, a 2.89% increase. The homeownership rate of Richmond, VA is 41.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Richmond, VA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richmond, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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